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Review #1, by Chaos Walking. when thunder crashed and lightning flashed

16th April 2011:
I just finished watching Britain's got talent and for lack of anything better to do I decided to come and post another review (since I promsied and all).

(I just re-read that and it dosen't sound as good as it did in my head. Your not at the bottom of my priority list or anything its just . things get in the way. Things like people embarrassing themselves on T.V)

On with the review...

I have absolutley no idea where you get these ideas of yours from. I have never read a first fanfic with a 6 year old Remus written from th POV of his mother. Ever. And the fact that you thought of somehing like this is incredible. To be honest i never even thought about what Remus' *condition* would have done to his parents.

I can actually feel all of her anxiety, worry, pain etc. I liked the small details lie the way time went by so slowly and when John said that he'lll be in Gryffindor and "Why does it have to happen, Mummy?" --- that literally broke my heart.

I can understand how John can sleep through all of it - it's not that he dosen't care per say more that he knows there's nothing he can do about it, so no point wasting sleep. and the fact that he has to go to work and all that. But it dosen't stop me from hating him all the same.

You might want to change your summary a tad - it sounds more like a Remus/OC story than a story about a younger Remus and his mother.

- Chaos Walking.

(I just read one of you review replies and you thought that my chaoswalking sounded really cool. It's from this series that I'm currently obsessed with, I'd recommend it to anyone - Its called the Chaos Walking triology by Partick Ness. Go check it out. Like Now.)

P.S I'm curious now, what poem did you get the titles from??

Author's Response: Haha I don't blame you, I love BGT and there is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, better than watching people embarrass themselves on TV x) And yay for you being a fellow Brit!

I'm so glad you liked it! Haha I don't really know how I came up with this either, especially as I'm not usually much of a Marauder fan - as soon as I read the brief for the challenge I wrote this for, this was just what I came up with. My muse works in strange, random ways :P

Yeah, I agree about the summary - I hate writing summaries, bane of my writing life :P I thought putting the date might give a clue... I'll look into it.

Thanks for another fantabulous review!!! I always love hearing from you :)

(Omg I've read the first one of those! 'The Knife of Never Letting Go', right? It's so good! I've been meaning to read the next two but life is crazy at the moment :( Stupid exams...)

Errrm I'm not really sure about the poem, it's just this random one that my mum used to quote at me when I was younger (sorry, that sounds really odd, but whatever) so I always thought it was just a nursery rhyme or something but, having googled it, apparently it's not :P So... yeah I don't really have any idea xD

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Review #2, by Nine when thunder crashed and lightning flashed

28th January 2011:
Hi! Just returning a review for a review. I read several of your other works. But this one caught my eye, partially because it had less reviews than some of your others :)

Oh wow. That was amazing. Your writing style is really elaborate and not over done at all. The character's really shone through your work and I could quite honestly feel the ache from the pain and anxiety Sylvia was going through. Well done! I'm pleased that you did finally decide to upload this. Looking forward to more of your work!

Author's Response: Aww, thank you, that's very sweet of you! Lily's Boy was really brilliant :)

I'm really glad you liked this! As I said, I wasn't terribly confident about posting this, but I do have a soft spot for it, mainly because of poor little Remus :( Thanks so much for reading, and for leaving a review as well!

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Review #3, by lia_2390 when thunder crashed and lightning flashed

20th August 2010:
You wrote Sylvia's pain and anxiety very well here, how she would prefer to hear the sharp cracks of thunder compared to her son's howls. Time passing so slowly made the situation even more agonising for her. What came as a shock to me was that Remus was depicted so young here and I think it's because of his age that makes his family's plight all the more terrible. One of the things that came to my head immediately was 'but he's just a little boy!' and he doesn't understand why it has to happen.

Author's Response: Thank you! I found this quite difficult because I've never written a parent/child relationship before and, not really being old enough to have any children of my own, I wasn't sure how well I would write it. I'm glad you liked that Remus was young here because a lot of stories about him being a werewolf focus on him as a teenager, so I thought it would be interesting to take a different angle on it and write about how it affected someone other than himself.

Thanks for the review, Lia! :)

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Review #4, by LindaSnape when thunder crashed and lightning flashed

11th August 2010:
When I read the summary, I wasn't sure what to anticipate. At first, I thought that it might be an OC - and that gave me misgivings. Upon reading it, however, I see that worry was quite unfounded.

I really enjoyed this!

I loved the characterizations of Remus's mother, father, and even little Remus himself (even if we don't really see much of him, in this piece).

I thought it was quite realistic that his mother was doing all the worrying and her husband slept on, unaware of what was going on. My mother seems to worry about me and my sister more than my father does, so I could relate.

I think that's how most men operate, actually. There are the exceptions, of course, but generally speaking I think a mother worries far more about the offspring than the father.

As far as details go, I liked the descriptions in the piece, too. The little things that made it all the more delightful and realistic. Like the way she leaves the window open to try to drown out Remus' wailing or the guilt consuming her from the inside out.

I really liked that.

This was quite an enjoyable read, so thanks for that. I didn't find any spelling or grammatical errors, so that's always a plus. :)


Author's Response: Wow, thank you Linders! As I said, I wasn't terrible confident about this so it's lovely to get positive feedback :)

Ah yes, the summary. I wasn't sure about that. I know it sounds like she's an OC and that does worry me because I know it might put people off, but short of stating "this is a story about Remus' mum" I'm not quite sure how to rectify that. The summary is a temporary one, though, while I try to work out a solution. Thank you for reading this despite your misgivings, though!

Haha, yes, mothers do seem to worry a lot more! I'm glad you said that instead of thinking his dad was being rather cold or uncaring, because he definitely wasn't meant to come across like that. I just think that he would deal with it in a very different way. I'm glad you liked the descriptions, as well :)

I haven't got this beta'd yet and I'm not the best with grammar, so it's nice to hear you didn't find any mistakes. I must be improving!

Thanks again for the review!

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